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Chinese welcomeFounded in 2015, the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China at Princeton University advances the study of contemporary China and provides substantive analysis from social science perspectives of the dramatic sociological shifts taking place in China today.


directorYu Xie is the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Sociology and has a faculty appointment at the Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies, Princeton University.

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The Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate. This is a full time, 12-month appointment with a preferred start date of September 1, 2016, with a possibility for reappointment based on satisfactory...

Beginning in Fall 2015, Yu Xie will run an informal workshop for graduate students who are interested in quantitative sociology. 

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